Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART), Brockton, MA
Mark Picciotto, PhD, Program Director
Charles Moore, MD, Medical Director
The McLean SouthEast Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program is an intensive, short-term and highly focused treatment program for teenagers with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Located on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Brockton, Mass., the ART serves up to 20 individuals, ages 13 to 19, in a coeducational therapeutic environment.
In-depth evaluation of each patient allows for the development of a personalized treatment plan. Treatment covers the full psychiatric spectrum, including mood and thought disorders and their associated behaviors, family and school difficulties, and substance abuse. Patients may need intense verbal support during their stays, but are expected to maintain self-control without the need for physical management. The ART staff specializes in making sophisticated assessments, diagnoses and recommendations in complex situations.
Treatment emphasizes skills development, which enables patients to learn most effectively and return safely to the community. In this context, families are welcomed onto the unit and are considered a critical part of the treatment team. As a resource and partner within the community, the ART makes extensive effort to involve community treaters, including therapists, agencies and schools, in treatment and after-care planning.
- In-depth psychiatric assessment.
- Personalized and comprehensive treatment approach.
- Psychopharmacological evaluation and management by a child psychiatrist.
- Individual, group and family therapy provided by a clinical case manager.
- Psychological testing and other specialized services.
- Classroom setting in which clinical educators work closely with patients on specific areas of need.
- Group skill instruction in either a dialectical behavior therapy track or substance abuse track.
- Access to extensive outdoor space, a gymnasium and other recreational opportunities.
The ART staff is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that includes a child psychiatrist, a psychologist, licensed independent clinical social workers, clinical educators, nurses and
mental health counselors.
McLean accepts Medicare, Massachusetts Medicaid and many private insurance and managed care plans.
Directions to McLean SouthEast
McLean SouthEast is located at 940 Belmont Street, Building 7, second floor, Brockton, MA 02301.
Take Route 24 North or South to exit 17A - Route 123 East (Belmont Street). Proceed through one set of lights; at second set of lights, turn right into the VA Medical Center entrance. Follow signs to Building 7.
For further information or a prompt referral, please call 508.894.8420.
About McLean Hospital
U.S. News & World Report ranked McLean Hospital first among all freestanding psychiatric hospitals. McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.